Jun
14

Game 67: Just Win

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The Yankees just wrapped up a disastrous three-game series in Oakland in which nearly every one of their flaws — old and unproductive lineup, shaky CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes, sketchy defense in some spots — was exposed. If Thursday’s marathon 18-inning loss wasn’t rock bottom, then I’m not sure I want to see how much worse they can actually play. Just get a win tonight against the awful Angels. Ugly, pretty, blowout, nail-biter, extra innings, rain-shortened … I don’t care. Just get a win and go from there. Here’s the lineup that will face left-hander C.J. Wilson:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 3B Jayson Nix
  3. 1B Mark Teixeira
  4. DH Robinson Cano
  5. LF Vernon Wells
  6. RF Thomas Neal
  7. 2B David Adams
  8. SS Reid Brignac
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is the rotation leader in strikeout rate at 9.1 K/9, right-hander David Phelps lefty Andy Pettitte. Bit of a brainfart there.

I can confirm reports that the weather is indeed gorgeous in Anaheim, mid-70s with almost no humidity or clouds and a light breeze. Perfect weather, basically. The game is scheduled to starter at 10:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Try to enjoy.

Roster Moves: In case you missed it earlier, the Yankees made a slew of roster moves this afternoon. Kevin Youkilis hitting the DL with more back trouble was the most notable.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Dan

    Wait, isn’t pettitte supposed to be starting?

    • vicki

      andy does get the ball tonight.

      mike’s clearly been driven to drink.

      • Feed.Me.More!

        The 18-inning loss f-ed up Mikes brain

        • Pat D

          Now, now, that’s in the past.

          And I’m not here to talk about the past. I’m here to be positive about the future.

          • MannyGeee

            Thank you Mr McGuire… The Senate calls Mr Palmiero to the floor.

            • Pat D

              You know, it’s bad enough I get called down here to testify in front of this joke of a hearing in which I have no choice but to tarnish my legacy one way or the other, but now you can’t even spell my name right?

              • MannyGeee

                Yeah… The Senate recognizes the spelling error, and would like to call the culprit, Mr Jack Daniels, to the floor to explain himself….

        • vicki

          those bastards broke our blogger.

  • Pat D

    I remember yesterday’s game thread started out so well.

    I don’t really have a point.

    Let’s see how hard it is to do accounting homework while trying to watch the game.

  • OldYanksFan

    That’s a brutal lineup. All of 3 Major League players.

    But before we complain about the Yankees, look at LAA.
    Pujols, Hamilton, Trumbo and Trout….
    and they’re 10 games UNDER .500.
    Seems almost impossible.

    • Feed.Me.More!

      Yeah, could you imagine having that level of talent, and sporting that shitty of a record?

    • Pat D

      Just like the last few years, half their lineup is below average, but their pitching hasn’t been all that great either.

      That being said, they are underperforming their expected W-L, too, so perhaps they aren’t as bad as we hope.

    • MannyGeee

      My Fantasy team would like it if you didn’t mention that asshat Josh Hamilton (that I ACTUALLY TRADED FOR – with a fellow RAB poster, no less…) until he starts hitting… Against someone not in Pinstripes hopefully…

      • Pat D

        I told you that you’d regret it.

        • MannyGeee

          You were right. Still holding out hope that the second half will yield results for those guys.

          • Dalek Jeter

            I’m telling you come the end of August, we’ll be talking about that being the trade that turned my season around and allowed me to sneak into the playoffs and become the Cinderella upset that fucks up jj’s championship reign.

            • Pat D

              Arrogant superiority complex slime.

              ;)

              • Dalek Jeter

                Hahaha, you’re talking to a guy who has like a .358 winning percentage.

              • Dalek Jeter

                Also, I don’t want to say I trade raped Manny…but Giancarlo and Chapman for Hamilton and Hart. I look at it as charity for the less fortunate though.

                • MannyGeee

                  I needed the strength potential in the outfield. And Stanton was hurt at the time.. Yeah, it took about 3 days to get the buyers remorse…

                  • Dalek Jeter

                    Honestly, if Stanton hadn’t gotten healthy so quickly I probably would’ve just quit for the season.

                  • Pat D

                    Too bad you weren’t within the return window.

                    • MannyGeee

                      Don’t sweat it, I’ll call in the favor when he’s way out of it…

  • trr

    The bottom third of that lineup…..ugh

  • Get Phelps Up

    Vernon Wells and Josh Hamilton have the same wOBA.
    Should I laugh or cry?

    • Pat D

      Both.

    • Feed.Me.More!

      laugh. They still owe Hamilton $100 mil.

      Not to mention they still owe Phat Albert $200 mil.

      Outside of having Trout, I’d rather be us than them.

      • vicki

        they’re also paying vernon more than twice as much as we are.

        • Feed.Me.More!

          LMAO…I almost forgot about that.

        • MannyGeee

          This. They’re paying for both of them to suck (ALOT) right now. Brilliant.

          • vicki

            boo lustily, angel fans!

            • Pat D

              They did.

              • vicki

                (don’t tell them it’s like clapping for tinkerbell.)

  • Eddard

    The Yanks finally get to play a team older and worse than them. The A’s have a fraction of the payroll and put these two teams to shame. Just goes to show you how a good FO can make all the difference. Take 2/3 from these bums and finish the road trip .500

    • The Real Me

      Just goes to show you how a good FO can make all the difference.

      Or, just goes to show what losing your starting SS, 3B, LF, C and having injuries to several of their replacements can do to a team.

      • MannyGeee

        OR…. or…. It goes to show you that if you suck for long enough you can draft and develop the pieces to sweep the Yankees. Either way, really.

        • The Real Greg

          Well, the A’s really haven’t sucked as long as the Mets, the Pirates etc.

          They were in the ALCS in 2006 and lost to Detroit.

          • Get Phelps Up

            The Mets were in the NLCS in 2006…

            • Pat D

              Swing the fucking bat, Carlos!

  • Pat D

    If anyone is interested, Man of Steel is definitely worth seeing.

    Just don’t go expecting the same story that’s already unspooled on film.

  • Pat D

    Yes, just ignore that Nix’s numbers basically suck and take our word for it that he’s very, very valuable.

    Never mind that Frankie Cervelli and Alberto Gonzalez lead him in bWAR.

    • MannyGeee

      ‘Or word’ being yours and John Sterlings?

      • Pat D

        Michael Kay’s.

        • MannyGeee

          Him too… And Suzyn gets it wet for a little ‘Professional Baseball Player Nix” action…

  • Pat D

    I still think Teix’s issue is that he’s more worried about an old, old wooden ship that was in Civil War times.

    • Dalek Jeter

      This reference is so far over my head I don’t even want to say.

      • vicki

        anchorman? though i don’t see how it applies here.

        • Pat D

          It doesn’t. I just felt like being totally random.

  • The Real Greg

    Some positive notes:

    It seems that Cano is walking a bit more this year. Whether by IBB or work.

    The Red Sox are wasting a golden opportunity to pull away in the division. This division has been there for the taking, and they are not taking it. Could come back to haunt them

  • capitalT

    That lineup is absolutely craptastic

  • Eddard

    Romine just doesn’t know how to catch Andy. This was a mistake already.

    • The Real Greg

      Well unless you want Stewart catching a game after catching 18 innings, they have no choice. Unless, as I suggested call up JR Murphy to take over the backup catcher’s role.

  • The Real Greg

    Get JR Murphy up here.

    • MannyGeee

      Yeah… No

  • Eddard

    Romine just gave up that hit. It might be a rough day for Andy because of the young catcher.

  • Pat D

    That’s the Trumbo we know and love.

    Also, re: Pujols. The good news for him? He’ll still get all that money and get inducted into the HOF.

  • Cy Pettitte

    if they don’t get swept this series I’ll be amazed

  • Eddard

    Not even Andy can pitch around Romine’s blunders. Stewie could have caught tonight and taken tomorrow off. Phelpsy works well with anybody.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Have you missed the part this year where Stewart’s terrible? Because he is, in virtually every phase of the game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Well, would you look at that, Howie Kendrick beats us. I swear if he played the Yankees every day of his career he’d go down as the best 2nd baseman of all time.

  • Pat D

    I think one of the reasons I hate Howie Kendrick so much is because of all the times Joe Morgan used to prattle on about how Kendrick would win a batting title some day.

    Yea, only if he can play against the Yankees every game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Always great to see the Yankees still haven’t figured out a way to get Howie Kendrick out.

    • The Real Greg

      Okay. What’s your point? He’s been a hot hitter of late.

      Also I don’t remember him doing a lot of damage against us last year.

      • Pat D

        .393/.400/.643 with 11 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI in 30 PA.

        • The Real Greg

          Yep. I’m sorry.

          But we are not the only team he rags on. Great career numbers against the Twins, Rays, Red Sox

  • Dalek Jeter

    I really don’t get blaming Romine for Andy not pitching well to him, Andy’s a Veteran, he almost absolutely throws his own game.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Our line up is basically Chris Stewart 1-9 in June.

    • The Real Greg

      I would go so far as to say that the lineup is worse than Chris Stewart in JUne.

      • Dalek Jeter

        According to the numbers they showed .219/.291 yeah, just slightly worse.

  • Dalek Jeter

    When Neal flares his nostrils he looks like Omar from The Wire.

  • Pat D

    Fuck Texas.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Just got here. Losing already? Golly.

  • The Real Greg

    And the ineptness continues….

  • Cy Pettitte

    Kay and Singleton: The Angels are so bad, here’s a million reasons why they are not good and everyone’s underperforming

    Angels will now proceed to beat the Yankees brains in

  • MannyGeee

    It’s time for David Adams to go back dow…. Oh, Youk’s hurt again? Well, shit.

  • trr

    Seriously, I’m worried about getting no-hit tonight..am I just being paranoid?

    • MannyGeee

      Slow your roll. It’s CJ Wilson… Who has sucked out loud this season.

      • Dalek Jeter

        …he hasn’t sucked “out loud” as a CJ Wilson owner, he’s just been…disappointing.

        • MannyGeee

          Rephrase…. He has sucked well beyond his contract. Which could be the title of the 2013 Angels memoirs…

    • Steve T

      Nope. It’s the only reason I’m staying up tonight. Now hitless in their 6 innings, too.

    • Pat D

      Depends. Are you finished with your woman because she couldn’t help you with your mind?

      • Wheels

        clever

        • Pat D

          It’s a symptom of me having a superiority complex.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            Well played sir

            • Pat D

              I’ll admit that I’m glad I saw that, because, shit, I never knew about it.

          • Wheels

            I wasn’t trolling, I thought that was clever. I got the reference

            • Pat D

              No, I didn’t think you were trolling.

              It was something that was said about me in the open thread tonight.

              • Wheels

                cool, gotcha

      • vicki

        you are being random, aren’t you?

        • Pat D

          I think that was a little less random than the Anchorman reference.

          • MannyGeee

            I got the reference. Whilst it was not timely (a 30 year old song) it was DAMN fitting…

            • Pat D

              Don’t you mean 40 year old song? ;)

              And, yea, I pretend like modern music doesn’t exist. Most of the stuff I listen to is older than me.

        • Wheels

          Sabbath, just in case you didn’t get it

  • forensic

    It took the Angels radio announcers all the way till the 3rd inning to start talking about the Yankees payroll…

  • MannyGeee

    There goes the no hitter. Reid says suck it, trr…

    • The Real Greg

      Actually goes as an error on the pitcher so no hitter still alive.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Error on Trumbo no?

        • The Real Greg

          No.

          Wilson completely missed the bag when running to first base.

          • Rolling Doughnut

            OK thanks, I didn’t see it. I thought they said the throw pulled him off.

    • Dalek Jeter

      That was an error =P

      • MannyGeee

        Well, shit.

  • Pat D

    Austin Romine: Most Hated Yankee or……Most Most Hated Yankee?

    • vicki

      nowhere close.

      • Pat D

        How ’bout just this year’s team?

        Or is it the same answer?

        • WhittakerWalt

          Um… Ben Francisco?

        • MannyGeee

          Not even the most hated this week… I think Youk and his back, Tex and his noodle bat, Wells and Ichiro being old and expensive and barely there… Chris Stewart and Nix being professional baseball players (read: shitty).

          • Pat D

            Well, shit.

            We’re fuckin’ doomed, aren’t we?

            • MannyGeee

              Yup. Teh D00m’d!!!!11!!!!

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Not even close.

          Why hate him, because he’s struggling? He’s a rookie. It happens.

          Francisco and Nunez would top my list. We’ll see where the middle order of doom winds up in a few days time.

  • Kramerica Industries

    We all complain about Chris Stewart, but holy crap is Austin Romine a shitty, shitty hitter.

    • The Real Greg

      Makes you value Chris Stewart a little bit more than earlier this year.

      • Pat D

        Wait, did you use “value” and “Chris Stewart” in the same sentence in a non-ironic manner?

  • Eddard

    They should have just played without a catcher tonight. Romine’s a negative player.

    • MannyGeee

      Andy thanks you for your opinion, but he’d rather not have 100 wild pitches, thanks

    • Robinson Tilapia

      C’mon.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cashman needs to get Shoppach.

    • The Real Greg

      Is he on waivers? Because he might not get to us.

      • Cy Pettitte

        they can trade for him, what could the Mariners possibly ask for of value?

        • Pat D

          Kevin Long?

          • forensic

            He said “of value”. :-)

            • Pat D

              Different people see different value in different things.

        • The Real Greg

          True. But the Mariners and the Yankees have not been the best of trade partners in recent times.

          • Tom

            Huh?

            • The Real Greg

              Well the failed Cliff Lee trade and the double blow up (so far) of the Pineda-Montero deal might make both teams hesitant.

              • Tom

                Which clearly prevented the Shawn Kelley for Almonte deal….

                I guess that must have been a different Mariner team.

                • Pat D

                  Not to mention the Ichiro trade.

                • The Real Greg

                  A trade for an unneeded bullpen pitcher and a low level prospect.

                  Catcher >>>>>> bullpen pitcher in the big sense of things.

                  • Tom

                    If Shoppach is so “wanted”, then why would they put him on waivers?

                    Isn’t that the very definition of “unneeded”?

                    • The Real Greg

                      I didn’t know they put him on waivers.

                      My bad.

                    • Tom

                      Even if he wasn’t on waivers, your point is still ridiculous.

                      This narrative that the Yankees and M’s don’t like dealing with each other because of the Cliff Lee deal (3?) years ago needs to die.

                      They have done 3 deals since then, and not one of them involved a DFA/waiver scenario.

              • Dalek Jeter

                Tom’s got a point, Greg. This isn’t a superstar/super-prospect type deal. This is a minor swing.

                • The Real Greg

                  Yes, but there is no evidence to say that the M’s want to dump Shoppach. They wanted to dump Ichiro and they didn’t need Kelley.

                  • Cy Pettitte

                    they designated him for assignment and he probably wouldn’t clear waivers because at the least the Yankees would probably claim him so a trade is their best option though

                    • The Real Greg

                      Didn’t know they designated him for assignment.

                      Okay, that makes all my points moot.

  • Pat D

    The Iron Pigs do have good concessions and a nice stadium.

    But the name is still shit.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Defense!!

  • vicki

    rook with the leather.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Cano-like play. Nice

  • Dalek Jeter

    Does the ball not carry well in Anaheim? I thought that ball was long gone off of Hamilton’s bat.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Trade Cano

  • MannyGeee

    Albert PujLOLs

  • Kramerica Industries

    Quick cheat note: neither Babe Ruth nor Lou Gehrig are answers to that trivia question.

    • Pat D

      Technically, the MVP award didn’t begin until 1931.

      • Kramerica Industries

        There were prior incarnations, including the Chalmers Award (which created extreme controversy on the final day of 1910), but the award as we know it, a yearly recognition, wasn’t established in the American League until 1931, correct.

        • Pat D

          Yea, I pretty much disregard the pre-BBWAA awards.

          I blame Sporcle for that.

  • ExitCashman

    Jackass 3.5 is on now. Far more creative and effective, not to mention offensive, than the Yankee offense.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Liked the Met jokes better.

  • Pat D

    Jeez, that one is too easy.

    Berra, Mantle, Maris.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Oh screw you. Maris being the 1960 MVP winner is so easily forgotten given what happened in 1961.

      • Pat D

        My initial guess was DiMaggio and not Maris, then I remembered he won in 1960.

        I remember reading a Bill James entry saying that Mantle really deserved the MVP pretty much every year from like ’54 to ’63 or so.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Now, my guesses:

    DiMaggio, Mick, and I suppose Yogi? I know he was a three-time MVP winner himself.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Jeez, I left at the beginning of the commercial to grab some food out of my fridge, had a 2 minute conversation w/ my sister and came back…and there are already 2 outs?!

    • Pat D

      That’s happened plenty of times this year, hasn’t it?

  • Cy Pettitte

    forget about runs, just get a hit already

  • No Hits

    I have a feeling that we get no hit tonight.

    • No Hits

      I’m glad I was wrong.

  • The Real Greg

    There goes the no-no.

  • MannyGeee

    Hooray for no-no breakups!

    Now, lets hang a fucking number on the run column here boys!

  • Wheels

    Wells?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thomas Neal can secure his own Yankeeography if he gets a hit here

  • MannyGeee

    Ok, multiple hits. This is promising

  • Dalek Jeter

    I feel like this is a stupid question, but it just popped into my head and I can’t reason it out, does a HBP effect a pitcher’s WHIP? I mean it’s not an error, but it’s neither a Walk or a Hit.

    • Pat D

      No, not figured into WHIP.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It’s just walks and hits I think.

    • MannyGeee

      Think it counts as a walk, hence WHIP… no?

    • forensic

      No, it doesn’t affect WHIP.

  • forensic

    This would be a wonderful time for Adams to break his hitless streak.

    • forensic

      Thank you!

  • The Real Greg

    Let’s see if Adams beats the odds against stringing a two out rally together.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Adams has an OBP of .236.

    I mean, what the hell is this?

    • forensic

      He’s got a great lead on Romine to last the most PA’s before one of them walks.

    • vicki

      heh.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      a two run single looks like

  • Pat D

    OMG, a clutch hit!

  • forensic

    Hallelujah!!!

  • Wheels

    woohoo!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Addie!!!!

  • SDB

    A RUN! A REAL RUN!

  • Dalek Jeter

    OMGZ MULTIPLE RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DAVID FUCKING ADAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    David Adams!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    RUN(S)!

    WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE THINGS ANYWAY???

  • vicki

    i may weep.

  • MannyGeee

    Ohhhhhhhhh shit. David Adams is in the house.

  • The Real Greg

    WHAT”S GOING ON?

  • Jimmy

    Apparently Neal hasn’t been given the game plan yet.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    OFFENSE!!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    Did Kenny just call the Yankees “the Little Guys?”

  • Tom

    It’s a Festivas Miracle!

    When do they do the feats of strength?

    • Pat D

      When CC passes out during the post game celebration.

  • Wheels

    Damn, we needed that.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Completely unrelated to this game but it bothers me how a batter reaching on an error or a dropped third strike does not count towards OBP but HBP does. The hitter can’t “control” either of them, so they should either all count or none of them should count.

    • forensic

      I think there is an argument to be made that for certain players, being HBP is sort of a skill. I don’t think that argument can be made for either reaching on 3rd strike or forcing errors.

      • Get Phelps Up

        You could argue that hustling on every grounder could force an errant throw as the infielder feels a need to rush the play. Hell you could even say the same thing with a strike 3 in the dirt.

        • forensic

          Yeah, but there’s still no overt action (IMO) causing the IFer to throw the ball away. Standing on the plate or slightly moving an elbow into the zone is a more overt action by the batter.

    • ExitCashman

      Hitter can control HBP. Guys used to go up there to get hit as a way of getting on base.

      • vicki

        biggs, for sure.

        • ExitCashman

          Ron Hunt

  • Pat D

    Fuckin’ A, Romine! He threw over 30 pitches that inning! Take one at least!

  • The Real Greg

    Now if you’re Andy Pettitte, you need to throw a shutout, at least until Robertson and Rivera, or even further.

    You need to make this lead stick because they might not score anymore.

    Kuroda had the same situation yesterday and failed to make it stick, little bit because of Stewart, but nevertheless.

  • Jim Is (not) Bored

    Nice to finally score some runs! And a 2 out rally…I did not see that coming.

  • forensic

    Did he really just swing at a first pitch curveball???

    As beyond shitty hitter, you have the take the first pitch, especially after he just walked the last batter and two of the last three and you’re working on his pitch count which is almost 80 in the 4th inning.

  • Wheels

    Crap.

  • The Real Greg

    And what does Pettitte do? He gives up 2 leadoff hits.

  • SDB

    Ugh. Not the way to start an inning after the Yankees score their first runs in what seems like forever.

  • forensic

    I don’t know what’s wrong with BR, but for some reason they have Kendrick’s career BA against the Yankees at only .339.

    I’m positive it’s closer to about .800…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Really, Andy…we NEED A shutdown inning here.

    • Dalek Jeter

      needed*

      :(

  • forensic

    Nice shutdown inning Pettitte…

  • Cy Pettitte

    that lead was fun for 1/3 of an inning.

  • The Real Greg

    And there it goes. UNBELIEVABLE WITH THIS F***ING PITCHING STAFF

    • Dalek Jeter

      Greg, you get angry at the weirdest shit. We have easily one of the 5 best overall staffs in baseball. I’d argue top 3. When you’re losing games 3-2 4-2 2-1 or 1-0 it’s not on your pitching.

      • The Real Greg

        When this offense scores runs, you have to make it stick. Because they aren’t scoring anymore. THAT IS A GIVEN.

        THE PITCHERS NEED TO STEP UP.

        • Dalek Jeter

          If they were scoring 3 or 4 runs maybe I’d give it to you. When it’s 2 runs, that’s not on the pitcher.

          • The Real Greg

            You can win games 2 runs or fewer as I pointed out last night. The 2012 Yankees won 6 games scoring 2 or fewer runs.

            This year: 1 and that came last week against Seattle.

            • Dalek Jeter

              And how many did they lose?

              • The Real Greg

                I don’t care how many they lost. I will give you that it is hard to win scoring 1 run, although possible.

                You can win games scoring 2 runs.

                • Dalek Jeter

                  To borrow your favorite word, that’s not logical. To expect something that doesn’t happen on a regular basis to happen just because it has happened before is by definition illogical.

                  • The Real Greg

                    They don’t have to do it on a regular basis. Win 3 of them. They were in line for 2 of them against the Mets and blew both.

                    That’s 2 victories down the drain.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      But you say something like this almost every game. So you are apparently expecting it every day.

                    • The Real Greg

                      Well since they only have 1 of those victories so far, I’m waiting for number 2.

        • forensic

          The pitcher’s are pitching about as well as they’re capable of, for the most part (an exception or two here or there).

          There are several hitters not hitting even close to as well as they’re capable of.

          How about you place the blame in the right place?

          • The Real Greg

            Because we knew coming in that the offense was going to suck. That was a given.

            • forensic

              That doesn’t mean there aren’t more of them playing below ability than the pitchers. Those guys are more at fault than the pitchers who you are absurdly expecting to have 1.00 ERA’s.

              • The Real Greg

                The O’s last year won 9 games scoring 2 runs or fewer. Did all of their pitchers have 1.00 ERA’s?

                No.

                • Dalek Jeter

                  And again, how many did they lose?

                  • The Real Greg

                    It doesn’t matter. They don’t have to win all of them. But they need to win some to keep on track.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      and again I say, To borrow your favorite word, that’s not logical. To expect something that doesn’t happen on a regular basis to happen just because it has happened before is by definition illogical.

                    • The Real Greg

                      It doesn’t have to happen on a regular basis.

                      Again go back to the Mets’ series. They had two victories in the palms of their hands of that variety and lost both.

                • forensic

                  In those games they did. Just like the Yankees pitchers will in the games they’ll win like that.

                  The idiotic part of this is that you are saying this every game, so yes, you are expecting them to have a 1 ERA in each and every game.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Straight up trolling.

          • The Real Greg

            Wrong. Because I am here when they win as well.

            And trolls don’t do that.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Trolls say things with the sole purpose of getting a rise out of others. Doesn’t matter who’s winning or losing.

              • Rolling Doughnut

                In fairness to Greg, I don’t think he does it for that reason, it’s more like he’s too emotionally invested in the team and he can’t contain himself. Hope he has a defibrillator at his house otherwise this year may kill him.

                • The Real Greg

                  Not really because I have been expecting this.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Like my 11 year old, Greg does not handle disappointment well.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It was so nice to see the lead last for all of four batters in the next half-inning.

  • The Real Greg

    Don’t theses guys get it. YOU HAVE TO PITCH BETTER WITH A SHITTY OFFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Troll-lo-lo-lo-LOOOOOO!

    • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

      Not sure I understand why we pinch hit Haf with 2 outs. What is that going to do? Get him on base so the next batter strikes out?

      4 runs/game sounds very, very generous.

      *whimpers*

      • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

        I have no idea why this posted here…

  • Wheels

    Settle down Beavis, I’m sure is he’s pitching the best that he can.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Are we rooting for the O’s to sweep Boston?

    • SDB

      I’ll root for anyone to sweep Boston.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Swept, fucked and fucked some more.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That was stupid, Brett. Very stupid.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    WTF Gardner?

  • Wheels

    What are you doing Gardner???

  • Rolling Doughnut

    WTF was Gardner doing?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He wants to get to third so badly yesterday. It was like the sweet precious.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was a boneheaded play by Brett. Wait till he releases the ball, you’re fast enough to make it to third as soon as he releases.

    • Jimmy

      Stop. He thought the ball was getting through is all. Good aggressive baserunning foiled by a very good defensive play.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Maybe we were watching a different play? It looked like the ball went right to short.

  • ExitCashman

    Maybe if Cano has rep for running hard to 1st, the fielder rushes the throw more and makes an error? I don’t care if he is the best on this team, I wouldn’t go more than 4 years. He will be toast by 35 if not sooner.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      There’s reaches, and then there’s reaches. Wow.

      • ExitCashman

        Fielders know who’s running… happens a lot with Ichiro, even now.

    • Get Phelps Up

      He wasn’t hustling and Aybar still made a bad throw…

  • Get Phelps Up

    That rock structure really bothers me for whatever reason.

    • Wheels

      Cause it’s fake.

    • forensic

      A lot of things there bother me because I’ve gone to a bunch of losses there.

      • Kramerica Industries

        So glad the majority of my Trop trips came before the current downturn for the Yankees there.

        Still have a winning record when I’ve gone there.

    • vicki

      it’s not marlins-ugly, but it’s pretty bad.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damn you Howie!!!!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    That really didn’t impress me. He hardly had to move

  • SDB

    I blame Sterling for that. That DP happened SECONDS after he mentioned Wilson’s pitch count and talked about whether it could go over 100 in this at bat.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Wells!
    Again!

  • SDB

    Nicely done Vern!

  • Dalek Jeter

    WOAH you have gotta be slow if Wells is throwing you out on that play.

  • Wheels

    Right on Vern!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow that was some throw.

  • The Real Greg

    Albert has to know that he is not fast anymore. Although it was a well executed play.

  • forensic

    Sterling is going off like Wells’ throw there was almost the best throw in the history of the universe, despite it being Pujols ‘running’.

    Was it actually that good?

    • The Real Greg

      It was. It was on one hop, right to Romine.

      • forensic

        Heh, Sterling keeps saying it was perfect in the air.

        Of course, he also keeps saying he ‘air-mailed’ it, which makes me think he has no idea what he’s talking about, as usual.

    • Get Phelps Up

      There was only an out because Pujols is really slow but it was still a great throw.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It was very accurate, decently strong, but the only players that it beats are Chris Stewart, Jose Molina, and Pujols.

      • SDB

        Chris Stewart the runner, or Chris Stewart the catcher who fails to make the out?

        • Dalek Jeter

          Both.

  • The Real Greg

    And now we know Neal has no arm whatsoever.

    • Mikhel

      Nor defense, that double by Pujols was easy for a good and fast OF like Ichiro.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking two out, two strike hits.

    You’re killing me, Andy.

  • The Real Greg

    And there goes the game, unless the Angels bullpen is really crappy

    • Pat D

      It is.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      They suck. We got this.

    • forensic

      They’re in the lower half of the league, but do still have some shutdown potential from their better relievers who will pitch a game like this.

  • Dalek Jeter

    fuck…hopefully we can scratch another couple runs off of the Angel’s bullpen.

  • Cy Pettitte

    put it in the L column, 4 runs ain’t happening tonight.

  • The Real Greg

    And these last two games, although this one more than the last one illustrates my point. If your offense really sucks, you need to pitch really well to stay in contention.

    If this offense gives you any sort of lead, you need to make it stick, because they aren’t scoring anymore.

    Now that I’ve said that several times, they will probably score 3 runs to win this game.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t think the Yankees have any RH pinch hitters.

    • forensic

      Chris Stewart!!!

      • The Real Greg

        Honestly forgot about him. Too bad he’s caught all 18 innings yesterday.

        • Wheels

          I bet he’s feeling pretty sore and groggy today from that collision, ha

  • forensic

    I picked up Iannetta before the game because I needed a catcher for the night and he can hit lefties a bit. I was just hoping for a bases empty, 2-out single and a walk or something.

    I feel kind of bad now that he’s got 2 RBI’s.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I started CJ tonight, breaking my rule of not starting SP against the Yankees. How do you think I feel?

      • forensic

        I started Colon in Oakland.

        The worst part? I had roster flexibility and this offense actually had me checking out all the pitchers they’ll be facing to see if there is anything worth taking a risk on.

  • Kramerica Industries

    There will be hell to pay if this team ends up dropping a series against a team ten games below .500.

    Two innings to rescue this one. Given that they have only scored once in their past 24 innings, pardon me if I’m not beaming with optimism.

  • Dalek Jeter

    It’s officially Andy’s birthday, comeback and win it for ‘em!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Lovely

  • Wheels

    You have got to be shitting me.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh are you fucking kidding me?

  • forensic

    Great job guys…

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was sad.

    • SDB

      The sort of play that should really be accompanied by Yakety Sax on replay. Yup, that bad.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Bad.awful.shit sandwich.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That was plain shit baseball. THAT reminded me more of the early 90′s than anything anyone’s ever claimed on here.

    I never want to see my infielders jawing at each other like that ever again.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I want to believe they’re just discussing the play, but it looked like they were jawing.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Mid-60′s dude. Pure 1966

    • forensic

      Were they going at it jawing like that? Sterling said it was just Brignac saying it was his own fault.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Usually when it’s just a “my bad” both walk away smiling and there’s a pat on the butt. This was two scowls going back and forth for a few seconds.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Something tells me Sterling screwed up in that case, because that’s Adams ball to get, not Brignac’s.

        • forensic

          It sounded like he mostly went there because Brignac is the SS and should take control.

        • forensic

          By the way, where exactly was it? Pretty even between them right on the IF, or a bit deeper and more toward Adams?

          • Dalek Jeter

            Probably about 10 feet on the outfield grass, behind 2nd base, just to the 2nd baseman side.

            • forensic

              Ah, thanks.

              • Dalek Jeter

                Sky high though, plenty of time for either to get underneath it.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Hamilton sucks.

    • Wheels

      What happened to the guy?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow, my first round draft pick ladies and gentleman.

  • Kibble and Vicks

    I don’t think the Yankees have any choice but to resign Granderson if they have any desire to compete for the next few years. Say what you will, but Grandy has become one of the Elite Homerun hitters in baseball. Without Granderson, this lineup virtually has zero power outside of robbie. When your second basemen is your biggest power threat, there is a problem.

  • Lukaszek

    Did Josh Hamilton just strike out on three pitches in the dirt? Speechless

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yup. Now that is a contract I am happy the Yankees did not sign, and I was advocating it if he was willing to sign for 4-5 years.

    • Kibble and Vicks

      He already cashed in the massive paycheck. All he literally has to do is show up. Imagine if you got paid to go to work, but you didn’t technically have to do anything. Live in LA, get paid to just participate? I’m down.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I kinda disagree. LA has always been a shithole from my POV.

        • Wheels

          some parts are awesome

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m glad Pujols looks in vintage form in time for the Yankees to come to town…

    • Rolling Doughnut

      He was 3-5 on Wed.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Andy has gotten killed with two outs tonight.

    All three run scoring hits have occurred with two outs.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So you make that fucking play, but neither you nor Adams can catch a simple fucking pop-up?

  • Fin

    I’m shocked, just got home from a day of drinking and golfing, to find the Yankees have scored 2 runs. What a puke worthy offense.

    • forensic

      Might want to keep drinking if you’re going to put the game on…

      :-)

      • Fin

        I’m shocked, just got home from a day of drinking and golfing, to find the Yankees have scored 2 runs. What a puke worthy offense.

        Isnt that pretty much every night these days..even when they win? I mean its an ugly brand of baseball. Just sit there and watch and hope the other team never scores because if they get 2 runs its very possible the game is over.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they will score exactly 1 run now, 4-3 loss.

  • The Real Greg

    I know the expression is so cliché and totally unfounded but I really feel that this franchise misses George.

  • Kibble and Vicks

    I don’t know what to expect from jeter, But if we could just somehow get Arod and Granderson back, this lineup would be much more formidable. We don’t need to have a ELITE offense, but a middle of the pack offense would be nice. If we just had a league average offense, we would probably be running away with the east.

    Lets just assume we get arod, grandy, Cerv, jeter back, we really could use a corner OF bat. Sure would be nice to package a deal for a guy like corey hart.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    They are just not fun to watch anymore, man.

    • The Real Greg

      Which is why nobody is watching, in a sense.

  • forensic

    It’s kind of sad when your offense consists of 6 singles, the Sterling’s ‘Power Report’ has to go to Neal for his single and his AAA numbers consisting of 2 homers.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hope Cano goes yard here.

  • Tom

    Chances Cano swings at the first pitch?

    • Tom

      Nice takes.

      Now he needs to lock in on a certain spot in the zone and not simply swing at anything close

  • forensic

    Scott Downs is warming up but not in the game here against Cano???

    Thank you Mike Scioscia!

    • Tom

      Best manager in baseball!
      (at least by reputation)

  • Dalek Jeter

    Just IBB him and go after Wells, Neal, and Adams w/ the bases juiced

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano so clutch. great job.

  • Kibble and Vicks

    The real scary thing is that we rely so much on this pitching staff. We could possibly lose Kuroda, Andy, And hughes after the season is over. Not to mention the regression from CC.

  • forensic

    Sigh… Robbie…

  • Pat D

    Tomorrow is a Fox game?

    Thankfully I have schoolwork and won’t feel guilty for skipping it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Come on Vernon, please a bit of a dead cat bounce, if just for tonight??

  • The Real Greg

    And before it is brought up, Scott Downs is warming up in the pen.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Ichiro? Really? Not Pronk? Not Overbay? Ichiro?

    • The Real Greg

      Again Scott Downs is warming.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Still, if you’re going to pinch hit…Ichiro?

        • The Real Greg

          Ichiro actually has a reverse split going this year.

        • forensic

          I wouldn’t be upset with either Ichiro or Hafner, but Ichiro has the better numbers against Downs, will have to go in for defense anyway, and this saves you a Hafner for the 9th (though I’m not a fan of saving someone for a situation that may never come).

  • Get Phelps Up

    Stuart must be happy…

  • Dalek Jeter

    That was ball four dickbag.

  • forensic

    Ichiro and Hafner both have ok numbers against Downs. I’d rather see them up there instead of Wells against Jepsen.

    And according to Sterling just now, Wells has Great power…

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jepson sucks. Robbie missed a meatball. ARGHHH

  • Cy Pettitte

    lmfao only this team can keep getting men on 2 with no outs and not advancing them at all at this rate

    • Cy Pettitte

      men on 2nd*

    • Rich

      Only this team can have first and second with none out and hit three popups with two foul popups. I wi never go to Yankee Stadium again until Scrooge McSteinbrenner acknowledge his greedy ass to be cheap and stary spending money.

      • The Real Greg

        We have to keep that nickname. Scrooge McSteinbrenner.

  • Dalek Jeter

    He swung at ball four at least twice.

    Same book on Wells as Andruw Jones last year, throw it “near” the plate low and away, and he’ll swing. He’ll either swing over it or make super weak contact.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Fucking fuck fuck.

  • Wheels

    just sad

  • Cy Pettitte

    so fucking pathetic.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That tease was so fucking predictable.

  • forensic

    1st and 2nd, no outs, and the runner doesn’t even advance to 3rd, much less score.

    How many times have we said that in the last week, much less all season.

  • FIPster Doofus

    I’m gonna need to read another rant after this shit fest, Mike.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Just check his Twitter feed. His underlying snark behind everything he writes is, well, at least something of a relief to read while the Yankees continue to stink up the joint.

  • Get Phelps Up

    That sure wasn’t Girardi’s best inning of the season.

    • The Real Greg

      Putting my bias aside, I don’t know much he could have done. They had Downs warming in case of a lefty pinch hitter, and they knew that Ichiro had the reverse split, thus keeping him in.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’d personally rather Pronk vs Downs than Ichiro vs the RHP, but you’re right putting that inning on Girardi is more than nitpicking. Blaming Girardi for the offense not scoring with 1st and 2nd, no out with 4-5-6 coming up is like blaming the pitcher when the team loses 2-1.

        • The Real Greg

          After seeing Pronk yesterday, I want nothing more to do with him.

          • Dalek Jeter

            After seeing Ichiro the last 2 years and Wells the last half decade I want nothing to do with either of them, but here we are.

        • forensic

          ICWUDT

          • Dalek Jeter

            *bows* I thank you.

        • Get Phelps Up

          I’m not blaming Girardi, but he could have made it easier to score in that inning, there’s no denying that.

          • Dalek Jeter

            I like your out of the box thinking below, I never even thought of PHing for Wells…I’ve gotten to institutionalized.

            • forensic

              PHing for Wells was the biggest no-brainer in that inning. Even more than Neal, but you’ve gotten numb to Girardi’s non-moves with veterans, which is understandable.

              • The Real Greg

                With who.

                Remember Scott Downs is warming.

                • forensic

                  Hafner or Ichiro, both of who have pretty good numbers against Downs. Wells is horrible against everybody (and had a whole 2 AB’s against Jepsen).

      • Get Phelps Up

        PH Hafner for Wells. Then if Downs stays in you let Neal face the lefty. If he doesn’t, you PH Overbay for Neal.

        • The Real Greg

          You let a guy who went 0-7 yesterday PH when you need offense?

          That’s brilliant.

          • The Real Greg

            Against a lefty off which Hafner is hitting .205.

          • The Real Greg

            I’m sorry to seem smarmy but come on now…

  • Fin

    I cant blame Tex for batting .157. Hes a slow starter when he gets a full spring training. When you combine no spring training and miss 2 months of the season..thats gona add up to ugly shit. But fuck .157!

    • stuart a

      Bull. tex is a hacker. who refuses th hit the ball to the left side..

      he has turned into a 250 hitter best case scenario. disgraceful..

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’d love to bet some money on this team being under .500 by the end June, would be easy money.

  • Kibble and Vicks

    The Front office shouldn’t be shocked that attendance is down and YES ratings are down 38 percent. The only other major sport without a payroll is soccer. Can you imagine if FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Man U, told their fans they were no longer going to acquire elite players through the transfer window and were going to slash payroll? Ha.. I’d like to see how that would go over.

    • Kibble and Vicks

      Salary cap*

      • Steve

        $230 million payroll…just saying

    • Rich

      The only way Hal gets the message is in the wallet. When that piece of shit corporate Stadium is empty like the late 80s maybe they will get the message. I don’t care what anyone says signing a washed up Youkilis and “acquiring” Wells is a damn panic move. Someone should tell Hal greed is not always good

  • The Real Greg

    Gotta pitch better to win with this offense.

  • stuart a

    girardi is he up at bat???

    cano as clutch as ever. yep a true franchise superstar, just give him the 8 year deal already he is a difference maker after all.. Laugh….

    wells swung at bll 4 and then barely got the ball to the outfield, no suprise.

    ichiro stuck on 11 rbi’s if he gets hot he can drive in 25 this year….

  • Dalek Jeter

    This game is most likely over, but really Joe? 2 runs down and you’re throwing up the white flag?

    • The Real Greg

      Remember Blake Beaven in Seattle? Same purpose. Save the rest of the bullpen.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I get the idea, but 2 runs down, I’d rather see freaking Joba in there right now than an unknown like Bootcheck.

        • Tom K

          Bootcheck isn’t an unknown. It is very well known that he sucks.

        • The Real Greg

          I understand that idea. But regardless of who it was, the game is over. Frieri is a damn good closer.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Didn’t we give Frieri his first earned runs of the season last year?

            • Get Phelps Up

              First as an Angel.

          • forensic

            As someone who owns him in fantasy baseball, I can tell you Frieri is certainly not a ‘damn good’ closer.

    • Tom

      That is an annoying habit of his… down more than 1 run late and he usually turns to the “B” squad.

      The bullpen is a bit taxed, but Warren carried the brunt of the extra innings.

      Kelley threw 3 pitches yesterday
      Joba didn’t pitch
      Robertson is on 1 day of work
      Claiborne and Logan are probably the only unavailable guys

  • number 21

    I guess the Yankees don’t like to score more than 2 runs.

  • stuart a

    joba must be tired after wasting about 12 pitches per outing because he is a clueless dope…

    joba what a classic stupid ballplayer. nibble nibble nibble..

  • Kramerica Industries

    Only in Anaheim.

    Unreal.

    • Rich

      Fuck Anaheim. They wish they have our record.

      • Kramerica Industries

        They’ll probably be much closer by the end of Sunday.

        • Rich

          That team shows you a baseball manager is the most overrated coaching position in sports. Sciosia was slurped as the greatest manager since Casey Stengal and his team can’t beat the Astros

          • Kramerica Industries

            Dude, we are the first fanbase out there to point out that #SciosciaBall is the most overrated BS in baseball.

            Not sure what your point is.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Unbelievable. Just fucking unbelievable

  • forensic

    At least hold them to one run here…

  • The Real Greg

    He was safe by a mile.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yeah, why not another two-out run scoring hit?

  • Rich

    This is not on any manager. When the greedy ass owner and arrogant general manager think they can find lightning in a bottle again this is what they get. Can’t wait until they are under .500 by the all star break and maybe trade these bums including Cano

  • J Bone

    Drove to Anaheim from Vegas to see the three games this weekend. Having watched every game of the season thus far on TV, I can report that they actually look worse live right now, and I didn’t think that possible. Pettitte got hit hard all night and was lucky he didn’t give up more runs. I was here for a postseason game in 2009 that the Yanks lost. Only losing to the Sox irks me more. Angels fans are so annoying with their rally monkey crap and stadium that looks like it belongs in Disneyland.

    • forensic

      With their history there, we decided to skip our same trip this year. We’re doing the San Diego series instead.

  • stuart a

    trout as clutch as cano. trout has 45 rbi’s hitting 1st or 2nd cano not so much.

    i forgot rbi’s are a misleading stat…

    cano is great…especially for 270 hitter with no speed.

    i especially like cano’s ability to work a walk kinda like tex’s ability to hit the ball to the left side, or wells discipline at the place or ichiro’s ability to create walks.. this is pure artistry watching this train wreck..

    bootcheck another winning ballplayer is on the team to be used when they are getting blown out….

    • Tim

      Hey now, easy on Bootcheck, he was much more qualified to be called up the Delin or Marshall.

  • Tim

    Its so hard to watch this team. The good play early gave everyone false hope. This is the team right now who is what we truly are. I agree with the person above, I put this on ownership and GM. George would be rolling over in his grave in vomit over this display.

    • forensic

      We haven’t had a good grave-rolling mention in awhile…

    • DARREN

      You mean, George IS rolling over in his grave.
      Or you mean, IF George was alive he wouldn’t stand for it.

      Or best of all, IF George was alive, he’d be rolling over in his grave.

    • BFDeal

      Yeah, if George was alive, Hamilton would be hitting .213 for us.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Can you imagine all the garment-rending we’d be doing if we’d just signed Hamilton to a monster deal and he was this bad for us?

        • BFDeal

          The internet would collapse upon itself.

  • Dalek Jeter

    How…How? Even as Chris Bootcheck, HOW?!?! How do you allow a walk to the husk of the corpse of Josh Hamilton?!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Bootcheck! Just pitch to contact! Just let them hit it at this poin!

  • forensic

    Nice, efficient 30 pitch inning…

    Why all the complaining???

  • Get Phelps Up

    And after not PHing last inning, Girardi brings in Bootcheck in a 2 run game that he almost lets completely get away. I rarely complain about him, but these last 2 half innings have been bad.

    • Tim

      Girardi trying to save his bullpen for all the meaningless innings they will be pitching in early August and September.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Like Tom said, Girardi has the tendency to send out a “B” guy, Kelley in April, Claiborne in early May, Warren and such in later May to early June, when down anything more than 1 run late in the game.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Girardi figures a two run deficit nowadays is a blowout so you bring in the mop up guy.

    • Tom

      It’s been a bad couple of games… yesterday was a mess and it started 2 batters into the game when he was trying to bunt Jason Nix (actually it started before the game with him writing the name Jayson Nix into the 2nd spot of the lineup card.. and with a righty starter on the mound as well)

      • Tim

        Seriously, you think Nix batting 2nd is that terrible? Who would you rather see there? Adams? Youklis? Cano? Stewart? Maybe Cano can bat there the rest of the year that way Gardner wont crack double digit steals and the other team only has to worry about retiring the first 2 hitters in order to win..

        • jmpnyy

          Ichiro to possibly keep out of the DP,bunt. He is a waste batting 7-8. Cant be any worse.

    • The Real Greg

      Man this game was over, Bootcheck or no Bootcheck. Calm down.

      And did you not know that Scott Downs was warming?

      • WhittakerWalt

        And here’s Greg to tell everyone how to react to horrible games.

  • Tim

    Yankees hitters about to make this guy looks like Rivera. My guess? 1-2-3 11 pitch inning.

    • Tim

      hey i was close! I gave the hitters the benefit of the doubt!

  • forensic

    Now he’s not even going to try by hitting for Brignac???

    • The Real Greg

      THE GAME IS OVER.

  • Matt :: Sec110

    This team in unwatchable at this point. A 2 run deficit feels like 20.

  • Tom

    Brignac going for the leadoff , bases empty, game tying 3 run homer,

    It’s one thing to be bad and fail, but they are just playing dumb baseball on top of it all.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    amazing development, somehow Travis Hafner hasn’t hit the DL this year

    • WhittakerWalt

      Maybe he should.
      I really thought he’d be valuable if he could stay healthy this season.
      Ha.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Despite his slump he still has a 109 wRC+.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Yeah, but that’s averaging his great start with his present very long slump. He’s got a wRC+ of fucking ZERO these days.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Although in fairness, I can’t be positive that he actually isn’t on the DL. I can’t tell.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Well, it wasn’t the worst performance I’ve ever seen Pettitte have at Angels Stadium. I was at a game 4 or 5 years ago where he got completely obliterated.
    Though 11 hits is pretty damn close.

  • forensic

    Hafner just broke Ichiro’s earlier 0-22 and is now 0 for his last 23.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yankee 0ffense FTL.

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    Not sure I understand why we pinch hit Haf with 2 outs. What is that going to do? Get him on base so the next batter strikes out?

    4 runs/game sounds very, very generous.

    *whimpers*

  • Rolling Doughnut

    OK we win tomorrow and Sunday and we’re .500 for the trip.

  • Tom

    How does not one batter at least take strike 1 down 3runs in the 9th? Frieri has 18 walks in 27 innings (which is terrible)

    That is as much a coaching problem as it is a hitting problem. It’s one thing to just get beat, but the Yankees are playing some dumb baseball; they seem to have no grasp of the situation. (nor does Girardi these last few games)

    • WhittakerWalt

      As I’ve said before, bad hitters don’t work the count. They go up there hacking, afraid to fall behind.

  • Fin

    Hey, they are still 7 games over .500. HOw many teams in baseball wish they could say that?

    LOL, worst argument ever. Just like when the Yankees had great teams under .500 and you knew they were going to win the division. You know this team is not going to stay over .500 and are not going to win the division. Barring miracle returns from Arod and Jeter.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I get pretty tired of the “well they’re still _____” arguments. Because I have to react to the game I’m watching right now, and the game I’m watching right now is fucking atrocious. They won an amazing, unlikely number of games early in the season. Right now that’s still helping their win total out. But that’s it. They’re playing like absolute ASS.

  • Bob

    ACQUIRE ANDRE EITHER!!

    • Pat D

      Why? He blows and he’s making waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money.

      • Kramerica Industries

        And is a lefty and solves basically nothing for this team.

        He’s got four years left on his contract, or did his 5/$85M begin this year? Either way, forget it.

        • Pat D

          Yea, he’s due to make $69 million over the next 4 years.

          And there’s a $2.5 million buyout the following year.

    • BFDeal

      .235/.320/.362 89 wRC+

  • Pat D

    This game thread did have at least one positive to it.

    • BFDeal

      +1

  • The Real Greg

    It’s getting so ridiculous that people are getting angry at the manager for not pinch hitting with a guy who was 0-7 yesterday and would probably have to face a lefty off which he hits .208

    • Pat D

      “Well, we have to do something.

  • DARREN

    “Hey Laz! Girardi got another one of them invisible dragonflies!”

    /caption contest’d
    //Yanks are gonna be fine, y’all. Relax.

    • WhittakerWalt

      They are? Based on what?